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Creating announcements


Blackboard guide

PD blog

Issue 1: Communicating with your students

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The announcement tool is an effective one to many communication tool designed for teaching staff to push notices to groups of students. This simple tool can play a vital role in your communication strategy.

The unit announcements appear on the homepage of a Blackboard unit. Some features of this tool include

  • Selective date release including permanent posts
  • Ability to add links to sections within the course
  • Ability to send an email version of the announcement

Issue 1 of the PD blog takes a closer look at the Announcement Tool in Blackboard as an effective and strategic way to use broadcast messages.